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Sports briefs: WVU baseball hosts Pitt

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From staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia University baseball team is scheduled to open Hawley Field in Morgantown for the 2014 season Tuesday when the Mountaineers host Pitt at 3 p.m.

WVU (12-8) is coming off a weekend in which the Mountaineers dropped two-of-three games at UNC Wilmington.

Pitt (12-10, 4-5 ACC) swept a three-game series from Duke in Pittsburgh in its most recent outing. Boo Vazquez leads the way for the Panthers at the plate with a .299 batting average, four home runs and a team-high 24 RBI. Steven Shelinsky lead the team with a .317 average to go with two home runs and 12 RBI while Stephen Vranka, Dylan Wolsonovich and Casey Roach each have 17 RBI.

NDC’s WELCH, SHEPHERD’S WOLFE WIN MEC HONORS

Notre Dame College’s Jake Welch was named the Mountain East Conference Pitcher of the Week and Shepherd’s Spencer Wolfe was named Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Welch, a junior right-hander from Spencerport, N.Y., threw his second-straight complete game shutout in a 2-0 win against Uva.-Wise on Sunday with nine strikeouts, three walks and three hits allowed.

Wofle, a junior from Huntingtown, Md., helped the Rams sweep a four-game series from West Virginia State, going 6-of-11 with six runs batted in and eight runs scored. He also hit a home run and stole three bases in the series.

WVSU’S EGGLESTON NAMED MEC SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

West Virginia State pitcher Anna Eggleston was named Mountain East Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Eggleston, a sophomore from North Bend, Ohio, threw four complete games with a 3-1 record. She allowed five earned runs in 28 innings pitched for the Yellow Jackets last week.

Urbana shortstop Caitlyn Everhar was named MEC Player of the Week after going 10-of-23 with three home runs and 11 RBI in helping lead the Blue Knights to a 5-1 record for the week.

FLEMING NAMED BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

West Virginia University junior second baseman Billy Fleming was named Big 12 Player of the week, announced by the league Monday.

Fleming went 11-of-17 at the plate with five RBI in four games last week, including the Mountaineers win at North Carolina.

SOUTH CHARLESTON TRIO TO SIGN TUESDAY

South Charleston’s Kirstie Trabert, Chris Brown and Jay Richardson will each sign National Letters of Intent to play college sports at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the piazza at South Charleston High School.

Trabert will sign to play soccer at WVU Tech, Brown will sign to play soccer at Concord and Richardson will sign to play football at Alderson Broaddus.


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